Bruce Springsteen exhibit coming to his hometown of Freehold, NJ
Want to know more about where Bruce Springsteen came from? A new exhibit, ‘Springsteen: His Hometown’ will open in Bruce’s actual hometown of Freehold, NJ this fall and will “provide a comprehensive look of how Monmouth County, NJ has been thematically woven into Bruce Springsteen’s music and art throughout his career.” There will be over 150 unique items on display, including: an original poster from The Castiles, Bruce Springsteen’s first band who were based out of Freehold; a scrapbook put together by Springteen’s mother, Adele Springsteen (as well as her high school yearbook); a civil war document that includes mention of Alexander Springsteen (who is of lineal descent to Bruce); and an 1801 document signed by John Springsteen who fought in the Revolutionary War and is a direct ancestor of Bruce’s.
‘Springsteen: His Hometown’ has a preview party on September 28 featuring performances by Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers and Bobby Bandiera, and the exhibit officially opens September 29, and runs through 2020. Tickets are on sale and proceeds will benefit the Monmouth County Historical Association in Freehold, NJ.